Ashraddha, aka: Aśraddhā, Aśrāddha; 3 Definition(s)
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The Sanskrit terms Aśraddhā and Aśrāddha can be transliterated into English as Asraddha or Ashraddha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
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aśraddhā (अश्रद्धा).—f (S) Want of faith or confidence in. 2 Absence of taking towards or liking to, dislike.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
aśraddha (अश्रद्ध).—m A Sceptic.
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aśraddhā (अश्रद्धा).—f Want of faith in. Dislike. Scepticism.(Source): DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Aśraddha (अश्रद्ध).—a. Without faith, unbelieving, diffident; येऽश्रद्धा धनकाम्या क्रव्यादा समासते (ye'śraddhā dhanakāmyā kravyādā samāsate) Av.12.2.51.
-ddhā Unbelief, diffidence.
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1) Not performing the Srāddha ceremony, not entitled to it, not belonging or relating to it.
-ddhaḥ Non-performance of a Srāddha q. v.(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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